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Remembering Larry McCool

JACKSON — Two years after his lung cancer diagnosis, auctioneer Larry Alan McCool passed away Thursday, Oct. 2 at 1:30 p.m., just hours before he intended to conduct a fund-raising auction for Candlelighters, a children’s cancer fund. The event, held the first Thursday of every October, went on in his memory with a moment of silence and a short tribute ...

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Record numbers of students in state off to college this fall

If there is a silver lining in the dark- cloud economy, it may be that record numbers of students in Mississippi are attending college this fall. “All the reports indicate enrollment will be up at almost all of the colleges,” said Dr. Wayne Stonecypher, executive director for the State Board for Community and Junior Colleges (SBCJC). “Traditionally when you see ...

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Economic development community mourns loss of Joe Johnson

WAYNESBORO — The economic development community in Wayne County and throughout the state was shocked and saddened by the accidental death of Joseph Earl “Joe” Johnson, executive director of the Wayne County Economic Development District (WCEDD). Johnson was at a conference in Jackson Aug. 27 when he received word that his mother’s house in Waynesboro was on fire after being ...

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Visiting professor at MC reaching out to businesses

CLINTON — “Do people from Japan only eat rice and sushi?” That is one of the questions asked by a student of a new visiting professor from Japan who will teach at Mississippi College and do outreach in the state to promote understanding of Japanese language, customs and culture. The question may seem silly. The Japanese eat a wide variety ...

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